Dance therapy used to de-stress patients with mental & physical disabilities

Tejali Kunte, who is based in Mumbai, conducts dance therapy sessions, which are quite popular.

These sessions are especially beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease, and mental and physical disabilities.

Kunte uses dance movements to support the intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. Her techniques help patients to feel relaxed and at peace.

Kunte is a Creative Movement Therapy facilitator and uses the connection between physical movements and emotions to help her students.

She held a session recently for more than 30 patients' of Parkinson’s disease. The session started with warm-up and stretching exercises to loosen the body for the dance moves.

The dance moves are taught slowly in simple steps and then music is turned on to help the participants' practice.

The sessions are completed in parts and breaks are taken regularly to relax and rest.

The dance sessions have been extremely helpful in reducing stress and have helped in participants feel much better.

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